January 2023
We are off and running in the new year at the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce. As the interim CEO, I want to thank all of you for your support in 2022. It is great to see how much more involved and engaged our local businesses have been. The Chamber is here to cater to our small business community. We want to make sure that you have all the necessary tools to enhance and grow your organization. We wish you continued success and a profitable 2023. Let us know what we can do to help. Your input is important. Shoot me an email with comments or questions. ceo@pdacc.org


Ribbon Cutting for
72-624 El Paseo, suite C4
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Friday, January 20, 2023 at 4:00pm.
Ribbon Cutting at the First Fridays Event to celebrate the opening of the new City of Palm Desert Art in Public Places Exhibition.
Meet at the Gardens.
73545 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Friday, February 3, 2023 at 4:15pm.

A Ribbon Cutting to celebrate
73100 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 4:00pm.
New Schedule for City’s Free Document Shredding
Mark your calendars for February 10 - 11 for first of three shred events scheduled for 2023
To help Palm Desert residents and businesses dispose of sensitive documents such as tax records, bank statements, and legal documents safely and securely, the City of Palm Desert and Burrtec Waste and Recycling Services will now offer free document shredding events three times each year. 
The first of these events is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11. Two additional shredding events will be scheduled for May and an another date later in the year. Shredding begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. each day or when the truck is full, whichever occurs first.
Acceptable items include stapled and bound office and/or glossy paper, file folders, and envelopes. Paper clips are allowed, but binders and notebooks will not be accepted. 
The shredding event will be held at the Palm Desert Civic Center, 73510 Fred Waring Drive. This is a drive-through, drop-off only event and no appointment is necessary. Residents and businesses alike are limited to ten boxes per day; boxes and bags will not be returned. 
For additional information, please call 760-776-6342 or email recycling@cityofpalmdesert.org. 
DSEF is going BIG for STEAM
Join the Desert Sands Educational Foundation as they transform the ballroom at the Westin Mission Hills into a little bit of what Josh Baskin encountered during the movie BIG.

Attire: 1980's prom or cocktail

6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Dinner & Program
9:00 pm After Party

The proceeds from this fundraiser will support STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) for the students of Desert Sands Unified School District. It is our hope to raise at least $102,000, $3,000 per school in Desert Sands Unified School District.
Support Voices for Children by attending a Concert at The Gardens
Voices for Children recruits, trains, and supports members of the community to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). CASAs are volunteers who make a commitment to advocate for the needs of a child in foster care. A CASA gets to know the child’s situation, communicates with professionals on the case, and makes sure the child’s needs are being met. Over time, a CASA often becomes the most consistent person in a child’s life. At regular court hearings required for all children in foster care, our CASAs report on the children’s progress and needs, which is essential for judges to make the best decisions for their futures.
Saturday, February 11th
The McCallum Theatre 2022-2023 season kicked off back in October with comedian Lewis Black and enjoyed sold out audiences for a variety of performances in November and around the holidays. As the new year begins, the internationally-acclaimed Palm Desert theater is gearing up for nightly shows featuring world-class talent, McCallum favorites, great direct-from-Broadway shows and more than two dozen performances not previously seen at the Theatre.

Among the Winter/Spring highlights include Neil Sedaka, Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour, Itzhak Perlman, Paul Anka, Palm Springs Legends, The Piano Guys, the Lincoln Center production of My Fair Lady, Broadway smash On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, An Intimate Evening with David Foster and Katharine McPhee, The Kingdom Choir, Charo, the not-to-be-missed Broadway musical, Come From Away and the 25th Anniversary of Riverdance.

The award-winning McCallum Theatre Education program continues to serve many thousands of students, educators and community members each season with signature programs including the Aesthetic Education Program, Field Trip and Online Performance Series, Palm Desert Choreography Festival and Open Call Talent Project. Since its inception, McCallum Theatre Education has served nearly a million people at no cost to the participants.

McCallum Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Ticket sales account for 60% of the Theatre’s operating costs. The remainder is raised through the generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations. There are a variety of ways to support the McCallum Theatre from membership in the Friends Circle or President’s Circle up to Annual Leadership Giving Circle, Founders Circle and Legacy Circle. Show sponsorships and direct support of education initiatives are also great ways to help assure the long-term fiscal health of the Valley’s premier performing arts venue. For more information on how to support the McCallum Theatre, call 760-346-7505 or go to mccallumtheatre.org and click on “Giving.”
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Future Ambassadors....
Do you enjoy meeting and welcoming people? 
Have you recently opened a new business in Palm Desert and want to spread the word about yours by helping other businesses?
Do you enjoy helping people make connections for their business?
Do you love Palm Desert and want to help spread the word about what a great place it is to live and work? 
If you answered “Yes” to any or all of these questions, then you should consider joining our Palm Desert Area Chamber Ambassadors Team.
Whatever your reason, the opportunities are unlimited: Promoting your business by representing the Palm Desert Chamber at major City events, Ribbon Cuttings for new businesses, and personally knowing and serving with other PDACC members. We are here for you, and we encourage you to consider joining the PDACC Ambassadors Team.

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